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Independents

03/30/15

Baselworld attendance declines again

More than 150,000 people attended the trade show in Switzerland this year, a 3 percent drop from last year.

03/30/15

What you might have missed

The “never ever” scenarios for salespeople in a store and an Antwerp law enforcement official facing money laundering charges were two of the top stories on National Jeweler last week.

03/30/15

When choice is not a good thing

The size of the menu at The Cheesecake Factory makes Peter Smith’s head hurt. Don’t let your store be the Cheesecake Factory of jewelry stores.

03/27/15

Silver price expected to fall again in 2015

The per-ounce price of silver is expected to decrease this year as the dollar continues to strengthen and investments move out of the commodities sector. 

03/26/15

Frederick Goldman patents new coatings

The manufacturer is applying the coating to its Triton, its line of silver and alternative metal jewelry for men.

03/26/15

Retail academy to offer pre-show, holiday prep

The Edge Retail Academy will hold two conferences this year to help retailers develop their trade show and holiday season preparation strategies using The Edge software. 

03/26/15

SPS reveals results of annual retailer survey

The Silver Promotion Service polled jewelers across the country to gauge how sales in the category fared in 2014. Here’s what the organization discovered.

03/24/15

PA jeweler, wife found dead at home

Police are investigating the deaths of a 65-year-old jewelry store owner and his wife whose bodies were discovered in their suburban Philadelphia home Sunday. 

03/24/15

Coach’s Corner: 6 things salespeople shouldn’t do

Taking cell phone calls and texting in front of customers are two of the “never ever” scenarios Pat Henneberry outlines in the latest Coach’s Corner.

03/23/15

What you might have missed

Swarovski’s official launch into fine jewelry and the rising average spend on engagement rings were two of the top stories on National Jeweler last week.